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Feature was left out of the WWDC keynote, but could find its way into the public release of iOS 8

It was reported last month that Apple is working to bring split-screen functionality to its iPad family of tablets. Split-screen capabilities have been integrated into tablet from Microsoft and Samsung for quite some time, and both companies have used it in advertising to show that the iPad is not quite up to par when it comes to multitasking duties.
Although the following video is in no way endorsed by Apple, Sam Beckett provided this demonstration of how the functionality could be enabled on iPads.

Now, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered code in iOS 8 Beta 1 that enables multiple split-screen modes on iOS devices. He tweets:
Apple showed off numerous new features built into iOS 8 at WWDC, but the split-screen mode was curiously left out of the presentation. However, it’s possible that Apple is saving the feature for its “One more thing” when the next generation of iPads are inevitably released in the fall.

Source: Twitter

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By GulWestfale on 6/9/2014 6:10:47 PM , Rating: -1
yet another feature that apple innovated! only a few years after android!

hey wait a minute... why would you wanna run two apps on a tiny screen? i mean, i can (and do) run youtube and a browser simultaneously on my note 2, but on a 4 inch screen? hahahahahaa

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By Brandon Hill on 6/9/2014 6:13:19 PM , Rating: 2
Did you miss the iPad part? :)

I seriously doubt this is for the iPhone.

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By kamiller422 on 6/9/2014 6:22:43 PM , Rating: 2
I know there are several Android tablets that do split screen.

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By retrospooty on 6/9/2014 6:30:05 PM , Rating: 2
Phones too.

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/10/2014 11:54:44 AM , Rating: 2
Holy Split Screen Batman!

Too bad Apple invented it. Oh wait... Bwahahahaha!

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By retrospooty on 6/10/2014 5:06:22 PM , Rating: 2
WEll, be sure to thank Apple for "inventing it" for Samsung and LG before IOS devices. LOL.

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By Lord 666 on 6/9/2014 6:30:19 PM , Rating: 2
But it speaks to a larger iOS device like the iPad Pro

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By Lord 666 on 6/9/2014 6:39:56 PM , Rating: 2
Or a hybrid iOS/OS X relationship... like almost running iOS on a virtual layer. To me the screen increments are odd of 25, 50, and 75% but not 0 or 100% to allow multi-tasking.

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By PorreKaj on 6/10/2014 12:24:21 AM , Rating: 2
0% would be "screen off" and 100% is "one app on screen"

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By Lord 666 on 6/10/2014 7:54:12 AM , Rating: 2
If the screens were co-joined but one at full and the other minimized, would think were still be code to reference that state. Either way, hope this brings a larger screen either in a standalone iPad or hybrid iPad/Mac Air.

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By YearOfTheDingo on 6/9/2014 7:26:09 PM , Rating: 2
Even the iPad isn't wide enough to span the distance between two moving semis.

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By Flunk on 6/10/2014 4:09:54 PM , Rating: 3
Depends on how bad the drivers are.

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By Fleeb on 6/9/2014 6:16:07 PM , Rating: 3
Do you know that when Apple copy-pastes, their version is so much better. They added an additional split screen ratio for instance. That is why people love when they copy paste.

RE: wow!!1!eleven
By xdrol on 6/9/2014 7:47:59 PM , Rating: 2
Ehmegerd! A feature that was present in the 1973 Xerox Alto, finally available in 2014!

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By althaz on 6/9/14, Rating: -1
“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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